I am a member of a fair number of sites on the Stack Exchange network.

On most of them, I see a "vote to close" button on posts.

I have 900+ rep on the EE SE, but don't see a close button. That seems odd. Why don't they have one?


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Electrical Engineering does have a close vote button. You just don't have enough reputation there to have close-voting privileges yet though, so you don't see the button. You need 3000 points before it becomes visible.

You can still flag the question and put it in the close vote queue that way.

  • Oh wow. A higher bar than I'm used to for close VOTING. Thanks for the reply.
    – Duncan C
    Jun 23, 2020 at 14:13
  • @Duncan same bar should apply on SO, but maybe that's too long ago? :) Here's a list that explains the differences: meta.stackexchange.com/q/58587/369802
    – Tinkeringbell Mod
    Jun 23, 2020 at 14:19
  • Tinkeringbell, thanks for that link. Very informative.
    – Duncan C
    Jun 23, 2020 at 15:29
  • It might be that I've had 3000+ rep on SO for a long, looooong time and mis-remember when I got the close vote privledge. (Love the name BTW)
    – Duncan C
    Jun 23, 2020 at 19:15
  • @DuncanC note that with 900+ rep on EE.SE, you can actually vote to close, but only on your own questions (250 rep) Jun 25, 2020 at 6:54

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